Daily Archives: December 28, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  It’s The Law

Baxter Black, DVM:  It’s The Law

There is a state law on the books in Colorado that makes it illegal for a sheepherder to abandon his sheep without notice.

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Manage winter costs with least-cost rations

Manage winter costs with least-cost rations

W. Travis Meteer

AgriView

Feed costs represent more than half the total cost in cow-calf production. Most feed costs are involved in feeding cows in winter when most grasses are dormant. Therefore, producers can greatly impact their profitability by managing winter feed costs.

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UC-Davis studying gene editing in cattle

UC-Davis studying gene editing in cattle

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

The University of California, Davis Department of Animal Science recently acquired two Holstein bull calves that are genetically polled as a result of gene-editing techniqes. Researchers at the university plan to raise the calves to maturity and mate them to multiple Holstein cows to measure the effects of the gene-edited trait on their progeny.

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Rabies In Cattle-Yes, It Happens

Rabies In Cattle-Yes, It Happens

SouthernLivestock.com

When rabies is mentioned, it often conjures classic images from movies of an infected animal running rabid. While this viral disease seems far from concern, particularly in domestic animals, recent events suggest it is a bigger problem than traditionally thought.

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Feed bunk management facts improve efficiency

Feed bunk management facts improve efficiency

Beef Producer

In a time of cheap corn prices and volatile cattle markets, focusing on effective management techniques – like feed bunk management – can improve efficiency and help producers make the most of already tight margins. Iowa State University extension program specialist Erika Lundy said that’s why the center has revised the existing fact sheet, Feed Bunk Management.

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BeefTalk: Winter Solstice, Spring Breeding

BeefTalk: Winter Solstice, Spring Breeding

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

I like to ponder, and right now I am pondering about the day with the least amount of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. This is important because of the profound impact light has on all of us. Light is central to discussions about how and when living things reproduce and grow, for some much more than others.

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From Cattle to Coffee, Farmers Weather Worst of El Niño

From Cattle to Coffee, Farmers Weather Worst of El Niño

LUCY CRAYMER

Wall Street Journal

Two thousand of Troy Setter’s dark-haired cattle have been trekking along centuries-old paths through isolated Australian farmland, chomping on grass and roadside vegetation to fatten up before slaughter.

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